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Health Care

Cal EPA Moves Toward Tighter Pesticide Restrictions

August 18, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

The state Department of Pesticide Regulations Friday released their newest risk assessment for a commonly used pesticide called chlorpyrifos.

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Arts and Lifestyle

Theatre Review: Timely Revival Of “The Crucible” Glows In Outdoor Night Staging

August 18, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Theatre critic Jeff Hudson says the Main Street Theatre Works production of “The Crucible” is a small-but-sturdy staging of Arthur Miller’s durable classic.

Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

August 18, 2017

And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So, even if you're not in the "path of totality," take precautions if you plan to watch.

Solar Eclipse Apps Help Enhance Viewing Experience

August 18, 2017 | Joanne Serrieh

If you're one of the millions of people who will watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, you can download one of the many available eclipse apps that will make you feel like a citizen scientist for the day and help enhance your eclipse experience.

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School Cutbacks Lead July Job Declines

August 18, 2017 | Steve Milne

The Sacramento area unemployment rate increased last month. July's jobless rate was 5.2 percent, up from 4.8 percent in June. Analysts with the state Employment Development Department attribute the increase to seasonal cutbacks at schools.

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State Government

Inmate Suicide, Suicide Attempts Not Being Properly Handled By Calif. State Prisons

August 18, 2017 | Randol White

According to the State Auditor, the average suicide rate at California-run prisons is significantly higher than the national average for other state-run prisons.

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Business Journal: Starlite Lounge, The Glue Factory, Inc.

August 18, 2017 | Steve Milne

The guys who book shows at Ace of Spades plan to open a new nightclub called Holy Diver at the site of the old Starlite Lounge in midtown. The Sacramento Business Journal's Digital Editor Sonya Sorich has the story and more business news.

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State Government

Amid Recall, CA Campaign Finance Agency Lifts Limits On Lawmaker Contributions

August 17, 2017

California's campaign finance watchdog agency has lifted a long-held cap on how much money state lawmakers can give to colleagues facing recall elections.

Is Telemedicine The Next Tool for Combatting Opioids?

August 17, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

Following President Trump's declaration of a national opioid crisis, California health leaders discuss telemedicine as a solution to the problem.

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